What is Hot Stone Massage?

Hot stone massage is a specialty massage that uses basalt stones, also known as volcanic or lava rocks.  These basalt stones are specially chosen for their ability to absorb and retain heat for an extended period of time compared to other stones, and for their smooth surface.  The prolonged heat of the stones on the body promote relaxation, ease muscle tension and pain, and provide a feeling of balance and wellness.  Hot stone massage also increases circulation, assists the body with detoxification, and provides clients with an overall sense of well-being.  It has also been known to help those who suffer from insomnia, anxiety, depression and chronic pain symptoms.